Serodiagnosis and screening of canine visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic area of Corsica: applicability of a direct agglutination test and immunoblot analysis.

@article{Neogy1992SerodiagnosisAS,
  title={Serodiagnosis and screening of canine visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic area of Corsica: applicability of a direct agglutination test and immunoblot analysis.},
  author={A. B. Neogy and Ioannis Vouldoukis and Osvaldo Aulino da Silva and Yannis J Tselentis and J C Lascombe and T Segalen and D Rzepka and L. Monjour},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={772-7}
}
For effective control of visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean area, the detection of infected dogs is of utmost importance. To assess the suitability of a direct agglutination test (DAT) and immunoblot analysis in serodiagnosis and screening of infected dogs under field conditions, a study was performed on 113 dogs in an endemic area of Corsica. Twenty one of 22 parasitologically confirmed cases were correctly diagnosed by both tests, and 100% specificity… CONTINUE READING

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